from Breakingviews:

GM can find small comfort in Toyota’s ride

April 1, 2014

By Kevin Allison
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Global Investing:

Route 312 – China’s Route 66

July 5, 2013

The world's largest car market, China, with a population of 1.3 billion people and an emerging middle class, holds great potential for investors and consumers alike with annual growth rates in the auto sector expected to hold at around 23 percent to 2017, according to Alliance Bernstein Asset Managers.

from Breakingviews:

U.S. auto sales put brakes on economy’s detractors

April 3, 2013

By Agnes T. Crane
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

New recall narrows Toyota’s recovery window

October 10, 2012

By Wayne Arnold

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Japan Inc’s earnings tell worrisome global story

August 7, 2012

By Wayne Arnold

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Photographers' Blog:

Crash test for dummies

July 21, 2011

At Toyota Motor’s safety technology media tour on Thursday, the most photogenic objects were not the cars; they were the crash-test dummies. Throughout the day at the Higashifuji Technical Center at the foot of Mount Fuji, Toyota showed us its latest safety features and research facilities, including a head-on collision between a Vitz hatchback and Toyota’s flagship Crown sedan, and a driving simulator that would make NASA proud.

from Raw Japan:

Yes, there is a difference between American and Japanese cars

By Bob Lutz
June 20, 2011

By Bob Lutz
The opinions expressed are his own.

A lot of words have been written in the past few post-tsunami weeks about the negative impact of the disastrous tragedy on the short-term future of Japanese cars in the U.S. market. In parallel, many articles proclaim this to be a “historical window of opportunity” for the “Detroit Three,” now able to deliver to waiting customers an abundant supply of new vehicles while, at Toyota, Honda and Nissan, the cupboard is bare.

from Gregg Easterbrook:

Cars on the catwalk

January 12, 2011

Every year at New York’s Fashion Week, models strut in dresses that are flamboyant, expensive and wildly impractical. The concept cars on display annually at the North American International Auto Show are the same, only made of metal rather than fabric.

from Shop Talk:

Check Out Line: Retailers don’t see yuan move as all bad

June 22, 2010

yuan1Check out what retailers are thinking about China's revaluation of the yuan.

Western retailers may pay more for goods they import from China as the yuan appreciates, but the flip side is that the move may create significant selling opportunities by putting more money in the pockets of consumers in the world's biggest market. 

from DealZone:

Love is all around in Toyota-Tesla deal

May 21, 2010

The stunning romance between global auto giant Toyota Motor Corp and Silicon Valley startup Tesla Motors began like a Hollywood tale -- with a date in a fast car.